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Jan
9
Thu
Action and Reaction by Mark Goldman @ Sandy Spring Museum
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm
Action and Reaction by Mark Goldman @ Sandy Spring Museum |  |  |

On exhibit January 9 – March 1, 2020

Action and Reaction by Mark Goldman is an exhibit centered on the two most important parts of sports photojournalism: action and reaction. It captures the instantaneous intensity, athleticism, and success created through highlighting game action of area professional and collegiate level sports teams, while also revealing the competitiveness, heart and emotion behind each player’s reaction. An accomplished photographer Mark utilizes his skills in photography, to reveal the in depth knowledge of sports it takes to photograph picture-perfect moments in such a fast-paced, competitive environment. He demonstrates his knowledge of a variety of sports by being one step ahead of the game action by carefully selecting proper placement, studying each sport, and watching the important interactions between players and coaches. The exhibit draws parallels and displays the equal level of importance between action and reaction to convey the complete story of the game.

Mark will share more about his experience in sports journalism at History Happy Hour: Wire Guys and Shooters on January 17th.

Art Dolls: Figurative Sculptures That Tell a Story @ Sandy Spring Museum
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm
Art Dolls: Figurative Sculptures That Tell a Story @ Sandy Spring Museum |  |  |

On exhibit January 9 – March 1, 2020
Reception: Sunday, January 12, 1 pm – 3 pm

This exhibit features the work of students enrolled in doll making classes at Montgomery College taught by Wendelin Daniels. The students explore mixed media art and the human form through the design and creation of original art dolls. The technique taught in the class generally involves making the head, hands, and feet out of air dried clay. The body of the doll is soft-sculpted over a wire armature. The dolls span a wide range of persona, from portrait dolls of historical figures to fantasy dolls, and everything in between. Adorned with their distinctive costumes, accessories, and props, art dolls convey their own individual personality and story. Unlike dolls that are manufactured as children’s toys, art dolls are unique, one-of-a-kind figurative sculptures.

Jan
12
Sun
Gallery Exhibit: Remembrance and Rescue: Exhibits from Israel @ Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Jan 12 – Feb 23 all-day
Gallery Exhibit: Remembrance and Rescue: Exhibits from Israel @ Bender JCC of Greater Washington |  |  |

GOLDMAN ART GALLERY
Remembrance and Rescue: Exhibits from Israel
January 12 – February 23
The Maryland-Israel Sister State Committee, in partnership with the Bender JCC and IAC, presents two exhibitions in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
BESA: A Code of Honor
Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews during the Holocaust
This exhibit is made possible by the American Society for Yad Vashem
Sponsored in part by the Embassy of Israel
In conjunction with
IsraAID: Stories of Courage and Resilience
Photographs and stories documenting rescue and relief efforts by Israel for world communities devastated by natural disasters.

www.benderjccgw.org/gallery

Feb
8
Sat
Waverly Street Gallery Invitational Show @ Waverly Street Gallery
Feb 8 – Mar 7 all-day
Waverly Street Gallery Invitational Show @ Waverly Street Gallery |  |  |

Waverly Street Gallery member artists each invite an artist guest to participate in this show. It is a multi media event that includes painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography and jewelry. Artists include: Jessica Beels, Madison Bolls, Hyunsuk Erickson, Janet Jeffers, Elizabeth Jonghyun Kwon, Klaudia Levin, Bonny Lundy, Arielle Plumart, Kelly Posey, Nathalie Pouliquen, Catherine Satterlee, Gretchen Schermerhorn, David Sturtevant, Francis Uduh, Jennifer Zee, Brigitte Zelenko

Feb
14
Fri
ABC’s of Art Session II @ CREATE Arts Center
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – Mar 13 @ 10:30 am
ABC's of Art Session II @ CREATE Arts Center

Art is for everyone, no matter how young! Join us for this 4-week daytime class designed especially for babies and toddlers, and their caregivers. Each week we’ll read a fun new story and work on a complimentary art project. Bring your tot and your imagination, and prepare to get creative as we explore the ABCs of art! Class meets for 4 sessions.

Feb
22
Sat
Advocacy & Activism Through Art: Kathryn Jo Ottman, Christi Friesen, Judy Kearns, and L. Anjanine Kvale @ Park View Gallery Glen Echo Park
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm
Advocacy & Activism Through Art: Kathryn Jo Ottman, Christi Friesen, Judy Kearns, and L. Anjanine Kvale @ Park View Gallery Glen Echo Park

In this group show featuring works by Kathryn Jo Ottman, Christi Friesen, Judy Kearns, and L. Anjanine Kvale, Advocacy & Activism Through Art explores the expressions of artists as community activists and advocates. As we face the harsh realities of fractured systems and institutions, they express their individual views, concerns, and hopes for our cities, states, and country. This show aims to inspire kindness, compassion, and understanding while asking the viewer to pause and reflect on the ways to address the current social climate. Opening Reception: Saturday, February 22, 4-6pm.

Strike a Prose: Middle School Edition @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Strike a Prose: Middle School Edition @ National Portrait Gallery

In this creative writing workshop, we will gain inspiration from the portraits, lives, and words of Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, and Toni Morrison. We will view and discuss works of art, learn how to develop characters and settings, and write short stories. Open to middle school students (in 7th and 8th grade). Each participant must be accompanied by an adult. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strike-a-prose-middle-school-edition-tickets-77848193041.

Play In A Day @ Imagination Stage
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Play In A Day @ Imagination Stage |  |  |

Professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours. The plays will be presented at the 16th annual Play In A Day, a one-of-a-kind event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8pm at Imagination Stage’s Lerner Theater.

Feb
23
Sun
Joseph Sheppard to Open “An African-American Experience” in Commemoration of Black History Month @ The Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am
Joseph Sheppard to Open “An African-American Experience” in Commemoration of Black History Month @ The Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard

Baltimore-based and world-renowned artist Joseph Sheppard was prolific in creating a body of work that represented the life of African American workers, celebrities, athletes and scholars. Sheppard stands now as an acknowledged master of a realism that recalls the style of the Renaissance masters. Beginning February 23rd more than 30 of his pieces will be on display as part of his “An African-American Experience” exhibit at The Leroy Merritt Center at the University of Maryland Global Campus. The exhibition will feature Sheppard’s oils, large drawings and sculptures that date from the 1940s to the present time and include subjects such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mack Lewis’ Fighter’s Gym and Frederick Douglass.

The Leroy Merritt Center showcases the work of Joseph Sheppard, honors his extraordinary work, underscores his lifelong devotion to creating and promoting classical art and celebrates the legacy of Maryland philanthropist and businessman Leroy Merritt.

Feb
29
Sat
Strike a Prose: Elementary School Edition @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Strike a Prose: Elementary School Edition @ National Portrait Gallery

In this creative writing workshop, we will write stories inspired by the portraits of American icons such as Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, and more. We will learn how to develop characters, create conflict and action, and use our imagination to write exciting stories. Open to elementary school students (in 4th-6th grade). Each participant must be accompanied by an adult. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strike-a-prose-elementary-school-edition-tickets-77851360515.

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